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says he acted reasonable and consistently with the law. >> and in order for mr. mezerilee to be on the lawsuit in that shooting the court has to have determined his conduct shocked the conscience. my argument that that is not the case here. >> a ruling is not expected for at least two months. >> a special visitor in san francisco tonight to eat eet a little humble pie. abc 7 news is live tonight at the home of world series champion san francisco giants. hi, carolyn. nice to have the mayor in town. >> yes. both mayors have mustaches and being encouraged to shave if they're on the losing end of the deal. both declined to do that. detroit dave bing was a good sport today. he said he was trying to be honorable in defeat. detroit mayor and first lady, dave and eve yet bing arrived ready for him to take good on a losing bet. >> are you here under dures? >> absolutely. but it's history now. as a former athlete i respect what happened. i didn't like it from the detroit status point but giants played a wonderful series. >> and the mayor ed lee has bragging rights. what do you think
marriage would have to pay. today, the supreme court decided to hear edie's case challenging the law she says discriminates against couples like her and thea. the defense of marriage act, which defines marriage under federal law as the union of one man and one woman. the justices will also decide whether states have the power to ban gay marriage. and 30 states have laws that do just that. it's been a breathtaking year of change on the issue. president obama, in a switch from 2008, announced his support for gay marriage in a may interview with abc's robin roberts. >> for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same sex couples should be able to get married. >> reporter: on election day last month, voters approved gay marriage at the ballot box for the first time, after dozens of defeats, when maine, maryland and washington state legalized it. but now, it all comes down to the nine justices of the supreme court, and they are generally conservative on social issues, though they're closely divided. for opponents of gay marriage, the very fabric of our societ
for resisting arest and interfering with government business. this law will not take affect until february to give opponents a chance to be heard in federal court. they say a ban on being naked in city streets, sidewalks and plaz yaz violates their civil rights. >> this is just going that way, it's a crush to my generation. >> it's been a issue in the castro and elsewhere. and after two years, i am trying to avoid dealing with it. i felt, i had to deal witness. i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it pass. and to move on to other thing autos seven people detained one woman put in a van, taken into custody for resisting arest. let me tell but a little oddity here at city hall with this vote. the first tinl around a couple weeksing ayork waits 6.5, today, 7-4 looked like scott weiner picked up support but the supervisor says no. i was just distracted and i accidentally voted in favor of the ban. she asked for the vote retaken it was, again, 6-5 in favor of banning public nudity. >> this led to an arrest of a san francisco blogger who sent a picture of supervisor scott weiner in a ba
legally marry under a new law in washington state. voters approved saim section marriage last month and the new law took effect on thursday when people lined up for marriage licenses. washington law requires all couples wait three days to get hitched, meaning today is the first day same sex weddings can take place. three days is not a long delay for some couples who say they have waited for decades for this day to arrive. >>> oakland police are trying to find a killer who shot a man to death in broad daylight in jack london square. it happened yesterday. it was the third homicide this weekend in oakland. john alston said the shooting has raised concerns about growing crime in oakland. >> nearly four hours after the killing the victim's body was removed and oakland police opened up third street between broadway and franklin. the mid-afternoon shooting took place a few blocks to the entrance to jack london square where she just attended a social event. >> i feel unsafe in oakland. there's a lot going on and i'm afraid for my children to walk by themselves. i feel it's not older, young
time there is no law restricting succession to boys. if she gives birth to a third, that baby will be third in line to the thrown. >> what do you think is in the future? >> brothers and sisters. >> well, let's give them time for the first one. the couple considered the future of the royal family. now, their baby is expected to secure the future of the monarchy for decades to come. >> oh, they're abuzz in great britain. katy pery gets a big honor and major a listers get glamd up for an oscar see vent. >> the academy provided a big cheese at the awards. even kristin stewart. stars lined red carpet for a night honoring individual who's made a difference behind the scenes. >> these people made contributions so that is pretty special. >> it's not the contest. that the other one is. this is more and it's the way it was originally. >> it airs sunday here on abc. now, to katy perry honored this weekend by the trevor project providing suicide prevention services. a list of celebrities came out to show support. >> we want everybody to have a right to be whoever they choogs to be. there
into law. deputies tried to move quickly to cover the protestors. there is a rule requiring clothes at city hall. when taking their off, three men, four women were tossed out. >> i am nudist butuqcdñ i prepae to have the freedom of being in the sexual revolution. >> the law will take affect in february unless a judge sides with the nudist who's say the ban violates their civil rights. there willo#z be permitted devents. but that doesn't satisfy the protestors. >> it teaches children that they should be ashamed of their bodies and adults they should ab shamed of their body autos supervisor scott weiner says his constituents were tired of seeing a group of naked guys every day. sow sponsors this citywide ordinance. >> i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it passed and to move on to other thing autos but that is not likely to happen right away. there is now a criminal charge against local blogger michael petrillis posting this picture of scott weiner in a bathroom preparing to brush his teeth. what he had tried to take was a picture of the supervisor again talls. the district attorne
. >> ama: oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrol in high-crime areas. shopping districts in montclair, piedmont, lake shore and other areas have seen a rise in robberies, burglaries and muggings. >> see fair amount of patrols of the shopping district, but we see a lot of various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. >> pool resources. >> ama: oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriffs office, chp, and b.a.r.t. police. >> an armed man who took two women hostage is recovering tonight. cameras caught the smoke of a concussion grenade fired into jack-in-the-box. a hostage was then rushed to safety by the police. the gunman's condition is unknown. police received a call of a robbery in progress. a four-hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was released safely. >> in san francisco officers say five men,of whom least one of wm was armed, terrorized people in a home invasion in richmond district. 'opolice got a call at 6:30 from a nei
. she wandered away a youth center november 27th. the staff tells us by law they could not stop her they lost track of her at the fruitvale bart station the man grabbed her, took her to his home in san francisco then raped her over several days. place arrested 36-year-old gary atkinson sunday. prosecutors have charged him with performing lewd acts upon a child and rape of an incompetent person. >> this is by far, one of the most sickening cases i've seen in my career as a police officer that someone as mr. atkinson, can take advantage of someone of this stature. >> the girl eventually escaped and she being praised for her bravery. >>> who would steal a salvation army kettle? that's what police in san diego are trying to figure out. a thief walked way with a kettle filled with more than $300 in donations. police say the kettle ringer turned away for a second to help someone when the kettle was stolen. the money was supposed to be used to help 2,000 children and their families. >>> finding a parking spot in downtown san mateo can be easier if you download a new app. the company spent
. the qlerts criticized his efforts to enforce immigration laws in the phoenix area. he called letters hate mail, and he wanted to speak to those students. >> this class had to be controlled by a teacher. it was like a project. why they picked me? why didn't theyeegy pick someone from cal? i know why they picked me. i'm controversial. >> this stems from making prisoners wear pink under wear and working on chain gang autos the report is better hahn expected. the labor zeptz the economy added 146,000 new jobs in november. the rate also fell to 7.7%. some people who are looking for work were not counted as unemployed because they stopped looking. there is evidence that itjte hirings. >> national highway safety administration proposed new rules requiring event data recorders or black box devices in most new cars and trucks produced in late 2014. auto makers have been tucking them for years, recording actions of the drivers and of a continuous loop. supporters say it can help determine the cause of accidents leading to safer vehicle design buzz privacy advocates say they won't support technology
even though federal attorneys are threatening to seize the property claiming it violates federal laws. the judge sided with the facility because state lou allows -- state law allows non-profits to distribute marijuana. >>> abc7 news teaming up with the job journal for another hire event today. recruiters will have more than 350 jobs available in san jose. the company's hiring hyatt regency, santa clara, california army national guard, new york life insurance and financial services and sleep train bring your resume to the doubletree hotel in san jose from noon to 4:00 this afternoon. the weather should be good especially if san jose. >> it should be. let's check in with mike. hope we are not dragging you down this morning buddy? >> not at all, love the mornings, tuesdays especially. north bay where we have our best chance of steady rain from this morning through the of -- through the afternoon. if you are traveling state today, best chance of wet weather north of 80, not much in the way of snow mixing in with the storm now, very warm core system. 50s chico and eureka and tahoe and yose
by june. >> thank you. >> defense of marriage act signed into law in 1996. in february, 2004, san francisco began)cuh issuing same-sex marriage licenses until an order to stop in march. in 2005 california legislature passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. but waits vetoed by governor schwartzeneggar. three years later put to a vote. prop 8 passes banning same-sex marriage. and 2010, prop 8 ruled unconstitutional. >> we'll have more on the question at 6:00. let's move on to other news. a major road in eastern contra costa county is closed because of a fatal car crash. sky 7 is over the scene. you're looking at aftermath of a terrible head on collision. the california patrol conferms one person died and this is the tough part. witnesses say the victim looks like a young boy around 7 years old, we're sorry to tell you. the accident happened at 3:30 this afternoon. the chp there is no estimate on when the scene will be cleared but one fatality, sadly. >> owners of 20 cars took off with vehicles rightful owners asked them to sell. abc 7 news is live tonight. people are used to sti
, this is the third homicide in just two days. >> ama: oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrol in high-crime areas. shopping districts in montclair, piedmont, lake shore and other areas have seen a rise in robberies, burglaries and muggings. >> see fair amount of patrols of the shopping district, but we see a lot of various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. >> pool resources. >> ama: oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriffs office, chp, and b.a.r.t. police. >> an armed man who took two women hostage is recovering tonight. cameras caught the smoke of a concussion grenade fired into jack-in-the-box. a hostage was then rushed to safety by the police. the gunman's condition is unknown. police received a call of a robbery in progress. a four-hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was released safely. >> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of whom was armed, terrorized people in a home invasion in richmond district.
ruled against blocking the law yesterday and said it could go into effect in the new year this contradicts a ruling made monday by a different judge who says the law potentially violates first amendment rights. attorney general harris supports the ban and intends on defending the law. >>> clerical employees at the port of long beach and los angeles will go back to their jobs this morning follow allege eight-day strike. they reached a deal last night. the los angeles mayor took part in the negotiations yesterday with federal mediators only a small number of clerical workers had been on strike with thousands of others refusing to cross the picket line. the strike had been a boost to the port oefbg land as deliveries were re-- oakland as deliveries were recruited. >>> happy birthday caldecott tunnel today is the 75th anniversary of the tunnel. the original two bores cost 4 1/2 million dollars and took three years to build they replaced 1903 tunnel prone to closing during floods and mudslides. >>> you drove across it this morning. doesn't look a day over 74. >> no it looks sur
-- weeding through all the details on washington state's new law. [ coughing ] taking effect this morning. get it? that legalizes recreational marijuana use. i need you to cough please. [ coughing ] where can you light up? where can you not? >> yeah. all details. we don't want to leave you high and dry on the story. all the details on that. coming up. whew, man, willis put it down. >>> and later this half hour, rihanna sings a new career tune. if you are a fan you may be soon seeing much more of her. we'll explain what she is up to in "the skinny." rihanna is always up to something kind of offbeat and sexy at the same time. i respect that. >> should we wait for it? >> wait for it. >>> but first, the struggle over avoiding the fiscal cliff. new polling suggests support for president obama's position in the standoff with congressional republicans. >> the new associated press poll finds 48% of americans want tax cuts for wealthy to expire. and it says more people want to cut government services than raise taxes to reduce the federal deficit. >> now, if the nation goes over the cliff at the e
years of age, it's now legal to possess a small amount of marijuana. the new law legalizing pot went into effect yesterday. as abc's neal karlinsky reports, the new law is full of contradictions. >> i'm over 21. >> sure. >> reporter: if i pull out an ounce of marijuana, and you're an officer, what do you say to me? >> i'm going to say nothing, quite honestly. >> reporter: in fact, they joke on the official police website, "you may responsibly get baked, order some pizzas and enjoy a 'lord of the rings' marathon in the privacy of your own home." but even though it's legal to have it, it's not yet legal to sell marijuana to the masses. at least not for another year, while the state establishes rules for this now budding industry. entrepreneurs, or pot-trepeneurs, like this former microsoft manager are already making plans to open starbucks-like stores. >> the category of premium marijuana. think like a fine brandy, a fine cognac. >> reporter: drug policy experts worry the new law could spark new problems. >> the price of marijuana will drop dramatically and consumption will increase. t
.m., officers had no grounds to arrest him. with no signs of alcohol and not breaking any laws. sleeping in his car. >> police believe josh brent is due in court tomorrow. bond will be set. his team is expected to play in cincinnati sunday. david? >> a troubling week in the nfl, john. thank you. >>> now to the backlash across the globe over that prank call to the london hospital wh kate middleton was staying fell for the prank, patching the tonight, we're learning more about the nurse and the new face-off between the hospital and the radio station. did they break the law? jeffrey kofman in londo- j >> reporter: ingbal deejaystion , am of the prank, joined in the condemnation. the radio deejays may have thought this was an innocent hoax. no one is laughing now. >> maye. my granddaughter. >> oh, yes, hold on, ma'am. >> reporter: we now know that was the nurse, jacintha saldanha. she really believed it was the que t the health cambridge. the motho, appears to have f. the deejays have been taken off the air. their boss says they're deeply shocked. he refuses to condemn them or
of the choices they have. they could just rewrite the law and the culture of the country, saying gay people have an equal right to get married in every state under the u.s. constitution. that's the big kahuna for advocates of gay marriage. but they can do a lot of things short of that. one thing they could do is strike down the federal law, the defense of marriage act, which says for federal purposes, 1,000 laws, tax benefits, access to people in hospitals, marriage is only between a man and a woman. they could just strike down that one and leave the rest up to the states. >> there's a whole range of things they could do. are the justices in any way influenced by the changing public opinion on this issue? we've seen a really dramatic shift in favor of gay marriage. >> that's the most interesting question in this case, dan. ten years ago, the supreme court would have decided this one way, probably unanimously or close to that. ten years from now, it will go the other direction. we're right at the hinge of history on this issue. does the supreme court crystallize what seems to be this emerging con
the mayor's signature to become law, next year. offenders will face possible jail time for violations. possible exemptions would be beta breakers and gay pride parade. >> oakland city council decided to make a decision on a dog park at lake shore avenue and mcarthur boulevard. oakland residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions first. the meeting starts at 5:30. >> this afternoon aj strike by clerks shut down the ports of los angeles and long beach. following all night talks both sides agreed to early federal mediation. >> i'm more optimistic. there is movement being made on both sides. >> that strike is costing u.s. economy estimated $1pgañ billion per day in lost trades. truckers honoring ticket lines. clerical union says the únf$wguz is jobs being shipped overseas. the port says it's offering 600 clerksz lifetime job security. >> former command yefr a task force is pleading guilty. the attorney tells axe bc 7 news the client will admit to five counts tomorrow in oakland, welsh is accused of stealing drugs from evidence lockers trying to sell drugs on the streets.
" movie. it's an actual scene from the 2012 counterterrorism summit attended by law enforcement officials around the country. summit tickets, $1,000 a pop. paid for with your tax dollars. the zombies look scary, but organizers say the skit was solely to add levity to an otherwise serious meeting on protecting the homeland. senator tom coburn says it's just another example of more than $7 billion in questionable homeland security spending every year. >> wow. wasted. >> reporter: in a new report, coburn cites example after example, including nearly $30,000 for an underwater robot in columbus, ohio, the $69,000 hovercraft for indianapolis. and this, the sleepy town of keene, new hampshire, citing the need to secure its annual pumpkin festival was awarded a grant to buy a bearcat armored vehicle. price tag? $240,000. the department of homeland security said the grants make our communities safer places to live. coburn said there is just too much waste. examples are tip of the iceberg? >> sure, all over the government everywhere you look. >> reporter: what? >> waste, incompetence and stupidity.
in law, princess diana who was hounded by the media. we have just learned that william has canceled a public appearance tonight. kate is understandably lying low, she had been to schedule appear at the london premiere at hobbit this wednesday. that will demapend on her medic condition. >>> the two australian djs are basically in hiding. but there really is no hiding from the global tsunami of outrage headed in their direction and now, new questions about whether they may have actually broke on the law here. our coverage continues this morning with cecilia vega who's in sydney, australia. >> reporter: boy, you know the word tragedy is on every front page in sydney and those are the faces of those two djs. they haven't spoken publicly since this joke went so wrong. not just the mounting headlines. >> we have got another huge, huge show tonight. >> the two australian djs who radio prank took a tragic turn, soon may have to face australian police. if they illegally recorded a phone call to the hospital where kate middleton was being treated for morning sickness. their station boss says
legal to buy and possess pot. the law, though, bans public use of marijuana, like drinking in public. and it's against the wall to sell pot. the state is trying to work out a system to license growers. >>> and with that, we'll take a look -- >> you can't buy it or sell it. >> time, now, for the weather across the country. showers from portland to seattle. up to eight inches of snow in the northern cascades and rockies. mild in the nation's midsection. pop-up showers in omaha, cincinnati and louisville. and scattered showers from the carolina coast through florida. >> 70s from dallas to miami. mostly 40s in the northeast and midwest. 37 in billings. >>> up next, a megabank braces for a major hit. layoffs for thousands of workers. >>> but things are looking up, though, for starbucks, which announces major expansion plans. ready to open two stores every day. >>> and later in "the pulse," a special view of the planet we call home sweet home. >>> welcome back, everyone. citigroup has announced plans to slash 11,000 jobs. it's part of its cost-cutting plan aimed at shrinking the company do
have been if the court denied hearing prop 8. that would have meant would it have been the law within 35 days. >> how is this going to play out? when should we expect a decision? >> we don't know when cases will be argued. between february and april.uuÑ but each will have a slot. ma means we'll probably looking at a june, or july decision. >> that is soon, a fairly fast track you talked about justice kennedy being the swing vote in this. >> the case that decides both of these is lawrence versus texas that. was a case in which he was the swing vote. >> and you anticipate the same? >> the result will apply in both of the case autos thank you. >> moving on now, businesses getting ready to arm themselves with more high tech surveillance cameras after seeing how security cameras broke open a massive fencing ring. how police busted a crime ring targeting tourists. >> there are more than a thousand items worth up to $2 million, mostly taken from car break ins. cell phones and cameras, expensive designer hand bags, you name it. a lot of them stolen in the8$l embarcadero. police arrested thes
with abortion. the country was a constructive accommodation on abortion, liberalizing the laws, the court yanked the subject of public discourse. let democracy take care of this, but on the other hand, they could say it's now safe to look at this because there's something like an emerging consensus. the opposition of gay marriage is dying. it's old people. >> that's true. but, at the same time, james carville, right now at least, split the difference position that george argued, 41 states still outlaw gay marriage. >> right. it depends on whether they're going to allow this to happen. his logic point is actually correct. the election just matters in profound ways, look at salt lake city, the mormon church after the election said, well, maybe we're going to change our position on homosexuality is a choice you're not born that way. the effects of the election reverberates all of the way through society. i can't believe that they took this up. the fact that they took it up, just tells me that they're going to uphold some of these. >> mary, not just the election, but the trend has been pretty clear
to wilderness but he says the national park service is misrepresenting federal law. the contract with the state of california and the needs of the community. >> california's long legal battle for maernl equality is on hold again. california's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage. the justices were expected to announce whether they'll review the legality. the high court did not take action on several cases involving u.s. defense of marriage act. the high courts next conference to consider pending appeals is this friday. >> the oscar grant case is in court today again. he was a shot in 2009. attorneys for other officers involved in this shooting are appealing a ruling they're not immune from liability in the family's civil suit against bart. the jury found mezery guilty. >> the head of san francisco muni has a plan to appease critics of the controversial central subway project. the muni chief wants tochl tend the line through china town, north, and into north beach as you can see on the map. he wants a station built at old pagoda theater. residents have been vocal. the current plan calls for t
. the ordinance will go into effect february 1st. opponents have filed suit trying to block the law they say it violates civil rights. >>> sharp reaction to proposed closure of four fire stations in the east bay. voters turned didn't a measure last month that would have saved the stations. not far from the shell oil refinery. alan wang explains what this means. >> reporter: carol's home lies in the shadow of the shell refinery in martinez. the refinery has its own fire department in case of a major catastrophe it would receive aid from station 12 of the contra costa county district that could end due to lack of funding. >> i know, i'm not happy it is nice having the fire station across the street. >> going to impact response times to the areas around the station. >> reporter: if station 12 is shutdown, people living near the shell refinery would rely on a fire station in downtown martinez, it would add four minutes to response time. 12 with three ours could have been saved by a parcel tax measure that failed last month. supervisors were grappling with the decision to shutter four of the 28 s
. 276 others were injured. it was sparked because the president passed laws to give himself near absolute power. >>> a woman who devoted her loif caring for others was gunned down. they found her body near sacramento and ward streets. tonight her family and friends are in mourning. leslie brinkley is at the imerkly -- is at the berkeley police department for us. leslie? >> reporter: that's right, carolyn. police tonight identify the victim as tift-year-old pam mullins of berkeley. she died at about this hour last night as she road her boy sickle. >> we got a call of possibly a bicyclist in an injury collision. >> reporter: that was 11:30 on tuesday night. when police arrived they found a woman on the sidewalk in front of longfellow middle school. her family said she had been shot once in the head as she road her bike. and she died on the sidewalk and and they were one block away on sacramento street. candles spelled out her name as relatives stood here stunned to see her die. >> we wish she was sill here. >> she said she road her bicycle to jobs in the neighborhood as a caregiver
injured. it was sparked because the president passed laws to give himself near absolute power. >>> a woman who devoted her loif caring for others was gunned down. they found her body near sacramento and ward streets. tonight her family and friends are in mourning. leslie brinkley is at the imerkly -- is at the berkeley police department for us. leslie? >> reporter: that's right, carolyn. police tonight identify the victim as tift-year-old pam mullins of berkeley. she died at about this hour last night as she road her boy sickle. >> we got a call of possibly a bicyclist in an injury collision. >> reporter: that was 11:30 on tuesday night. when police arrived they found a woman on the sidewalk in front of longfellow middle school. her family said she had been shot once in the head as she road her bike. and she died on the sidewalk and and they were one block away on sacramento street. candles spelled out her name as relatives stood here stunned to see her die. >> we wish she was sill here. >> she said she road her bicycle to jobs in the neighborhood as a caregiver to senior citizens. >> she
.com. >>> in washington state, same-sex couples began obtaining licenses early this morning, hours after the the law legalizing same-sex marriage took effect there. hundreds waited for hours before the king county auditor's office in seattle opened after midnight to start distributing licenses. washington joins several other states that allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. voters passed referendum last month. >>> marijuana possession now legal in washington state pot smokers have been celebrating in the streets of seattle. people gathered at the space needle for a new year's eve-style countdown to midnight when the measure passed by voters last month took effect. they cheered and lit joints in unison. >>> new this morning, duchess of cambridge has left the hospital where she was being treated for acute morning sickness related to her pregnancy. here she is, take a look, new video of a smiling kate middleton leaving the king edward vii hospital with her husband by her side, the royal couple's office says she will head to kensington pal -- palace for rest. she is less than 12 weeks pregnant. the coup
enforcement of illegal immigration laws. he figured since he was coming to town he offered to come out to the middle school and talk to the students or at least the teachers or the principal. >> i'm concerned about parents given the wrong message to their kids even teachers in schools. because in class had to be controlled by a teacher. >> reporter: arpaio says the meeting today was suddenly cancelled by school officials he doesn't know why but he never believed the letters were from the children it was orchestrated effort by teacher or teachers to turn children against him. he doesn't mind being known as the sheriff who made inmates wear pink underwear or work on chain s but he doesn't want the -- gangs, but he didn't want the kids to think of him for something he never did. rereceived e-mail from the school saying the problem was scheduling and they would like sheriff arpaio to write them a letter so it could be read to the students in class. the sheriff says he's available this afternoon, tonight to midnight if necessary to meet with teachers or the principal. terry mcsweeney, abc7
patrols out throughoue city. oakland police welcome the add patrols from law enforcement agencies and private security firms like bay alarm. david sauber is a member of the village merchants association. he doesn't think just seeing a bay alarm truck is a deterrent to criminals. >> when you see them out there, you go, oh, that's nice. but i don't think they do any good the detriment we would like to think they are, i don't believe exists. reporter: sauber says the addict needs 24-hour patrols which is financially unrealisishing but for cecelia of the speedment avenue merchants association says police are welcome. >> i think it will work. a very good idea. pool resources. >> oakland police will be getting help from the alameda county sheriffs department, the chp, b.a.r.t. police, and the department of justice to stop the rise of crime in oakland in the east bay, abc-7 news. >> ama: a stretch of storm damaged highway one will be closed, went fort ross and mirier road is badly damaged. mud and rocks fell on the road wednesday. you can see a lot of the highway is simply washed away,
is working on a new constitution that opponents field is tilted too much toward islamic law. >> time to get a check of the weekend weather. >> leigh: a dry day for the bay area today. beautiful shots from our high definition cam, showing you the beautiful sunset, and behind me live doppler 7hd showing you high encloseds -- clouds moving across the bay area. no rain, but it did make for a beautiful sunset, and some of that fog that developed in the castro valley area made its way toward the bay area. earlier this morning, and you can see on our closeup satellite, these are the high clouds over us now. but earlier this morning we had quite a bit of dense fog and some of that rotated back towards the delta. so, more than likely see that again tonight. as we head through the course of today, by this afternoon, some high clouds continuing to go to the north and this will move in overnight tonight. so, temperatures -- i know this morning, mid-to-upper 30s north bay. high clouds will keep you a little warmer overnight tonight. right now already in the 50s. san rafael, 54, san francisco, 55. mount
smoking marijuana at seattle's space needle which breaks part of the new law that forbids lighting up in public the law only allows people to smoke in the privacy of their homes. >>> traffic and weather together, next on the abc7 morning news. big day raiders day here, you want to know about game time weather, meteorologist mike nicco will have the full forecast. golden gate bridge unlike yesterday, dry. a little mist. we'll check in with sue to see how that is affecting traffic. >>> peyton manning brings his broncos to town for raiders day let's hope it turns out better than this for palmer and the silver and black. we'll be right back. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> welcome back. are you ready for a rain-free commute? here's a look at live do
aggressive in enforcing immigration law. u.s. justice department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. parents and teachers had students write letters in spanish accusing arpaio of being a racist and breaking up families. he wanted to respond face-to-face and set something up for today, the school cancelled. >> he can explain every one of those allegations and let them know it is not true and try to educate them that we should enforce the law. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney gas gone knows arpaio, gascon was top cop in mesa in maricopa county. arpaio has been sheriff there for 20 years. he's not just tough on immigration. he's also tough on anybody who comes into his jail outside of phoenix. he makes the men wear pink underwear and eat greenaxÑ3íkx. some would tell you, that's tough. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> argue over missing clothes has led to the death of a man in the east bay.- antioch police say, three men in their 20s confronted neighbors in the delta pines complex on sycamore drive yesterday and a fight broke out in the lau
law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. in shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, and muggings. the understaffed police force need all the help they can get, including patrols from bay alarm companies in business and residential areas. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. >>> san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest and arms. it's highly unusual for violence to occur at christmas in the park that attacks half a million -- attracts nearly half a million visitors every year. they believe the injury to the boy is gang related and they are looking for three suspects. >>> in san francisco
are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, and muggings. they can use all the help they can get, including using patrolled armed cars. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest and arms. it's highly unusual for violence to occur at christmas in the park that attacks half a million visitors each year, and they believe the injury to the boy is gang related and they are looking for three suspects. >>> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of them armed, terrorized people in a home i
address to reach him, preventing him from asserting his parental rights. experts say utah's adoption laws are less strict than other states. >> for whatever reason, utah's laws appeal to people who want to get it done quick, rather than people who want to get it done right. >> reporter: the little girl was adopted by jared and christy fry, a utah couple that wanted to expand their family. the toddler, who turns 2 in march, has been with them since her birth. but a judge has ordered them to return the little girl to her father, within 60 days. and the clock is ticking. >> he has a fundamental right to raise his own child. they can help, if they want to. it's up to them. >> reporter: the frys appear ready to fight. in a statement to abc news, their attorneys say, they believe the district court made errors with their decision. meantime, achaen says he will do what it takes to get his daughter. the next hearing in this case is scheduled for january 16th. and terry's attorney tells us that is to discus the transition of the child. >>> let's bring in "gma" legal analyst, dan abrams, in this ca
benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. >>> and now we have a special experiment to show you. what happens when you think you're awake behind the wheel but your brain is going to sleep? drowsy driving is so serious in this country, there are now criminal cases in half a dozen states threatening jail time for people accused of being too sleep deprived to drive. abc's ron claiborne wants to show you what happened to him. >> reporter: my eyes are open, but what you can't tell in this experiment, i'm actually asleep. every day an estimated 250,000 americans fall asleep while driving like this woman, who was videotaped seemingly nodding off at the wheel in denver. sleep-deprived drivers are blamed for thousands of crashes every year. but many times it's not that obvious. scientists say there's something called microsleep where you can fall asleep for just a few seconds without realizing it. sometimes with your eyes open. >> hi, i'm ron claiborne. >> reporter: we traveled to the liberty mute c
of its members as very high or high. this puts the law making body, second-lowest on the list of 22 professions. higher only than car sales people. >> how telling is that? >> that's an indictment. >>> and another nasty storm is drenching the west coast, from northern california, into portland and seattle. this is the fourth big rainmaker to hit that area in a week. and this time, it could dump up to five inches of rain and cause even more flooding and destruction. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: after several days of drenching rain, downed trees, flooding and rockslides, families throughout the west are finally getting a break in the severe weather to clean up. three storms have slammed through the region in less than a week, dumping up to a foot of rain in some areas. washing out entire roads. and even creating this 20-foot sinkhole in lafayette, california. the other big danger, large trees continue to fall from the saturated ground. this one nearly crushed a man. how close did it come to you? >> within feet of my trucks. >> reporter: slick roads have led to several
and let them know it's not true and try to educate them that we should enforce the laws. >>reporter: ask children aren't the only ones he won't be meeting during the stay no. plans to meet with district attorney george cast again either to raise money for arpaio opponent in last month election. >> certainly we would love to send him a message that come enjoy the city. spend money here and go back and rethink the way you do police work. >>reporter: little chance of that. arpaio says america of america sides with him. while 80 years old he has no plans to slow down n.san francisco, abc 7 news. >> controversy on the campus of merced where student organization hosted a sex toy event. health group gets 6 66,000 dollars each year from student fee. when it sponsored the seminar promoted on facebook contradict argue it was a waste of money during a time when tuition has sky rocketed. the organizers said the event served an important purpose. >> things that students don't know about sex toy. safety measures they should take beforehand and we thought it was really vital important to know t
should enforce the laws. >>reporter: ask children aren't the only ones he won't be meeting during the stay no. plans to meet with district attorney george cast again either to raise money for arpaio opponent in last month election. >> certainly we would love to send him a message that come enjoy the city. spend money here and go back and rethink the way you do police work. >>reporter: little chance of that. arpaio says america of america sides with him. while 80 years old he has no plans to slow down n.san francisco, abc 7 news. >> controversy on the campus of merced where student organization hosted a sex toy event. health group gets 6 66,000 dollars each year from student fee. when it sponsored the seminar promoted on facebook contradict argue it was a waste of money during a time when tuition has sky rocketed. the organizers said the event served an important purpose. >> things that students don't know about sex toy. safety measures they should take beforehand and we thought it was really vital important to know that. come to funding the uc asks for more when money spe
this detention center. and it follows what was arguably the most bizarre day in his month-long run from the law. [ sirens blaring ] instead of being deported to belize in handcuffs on thursday, a seemingly unconscious john mcafee is wheeled into a hospital on a gurney. mcafee's month-long game of cat and mouse with authorities in two countries, ended with a sudden emergency. the software anti-virus pioneer, apparently suffering from a heart problem thursday morning, became unresponsive in this immigration detention center. mcafee telling abc news -- >> i simply passed out. and i think that's the combination of stress and everything else. i hit my head. >> reporter: a dramatic scene, with this ambulance powering through a thicket of cameramen. mcafee, in the back of the ambulance, lying prone on a headboard, eyes closed. then, the chase. tv crews careening through guatemala's narrow streets. the press, pursuing mcafee on this gurney, right into the emergency room. as medics transferred him to a bed and began undressing him, suddenly, the man who appeared nearly dead, spoke. >> please, not in fro
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with the wipers going, and you know it is the law. you have to have your lights on if the wipers are going. we haven't seen anyone who seems to be driving without that, not on a day like today. you know, today's game between the kansas city chiefs and the carolina panthers will go on as scheduled as the chiefs try to come to grips with yesterday's murder-suicide involving line backer belcher and his girlfriend. police say belcher shot his girlfriend to death, and then drove to a team facility at arrow head stadium where he sped past a security checkpoint. his bosses were called to the parking lot where they found him holding a gun to his head. they say he thanked the general manager and the head coach forgiving him a chance in the nfl. and then he shot himself. >>> authorities say at least 14 people are dead following an attack on a u.s. airbase in afghanistan. it happened in the town of jalalabad. afghan officials report the two-hour attack began when suicide bombers blew up a car at the gate of the base. u.s. helicopters fired on the attacking militants killing all nine of them. none got th
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allegations and let them know it is not true and try to educate them that we should enforce a law. >> reporter: the district attorney knows arpaio from their days together in arizona. gascon contributed to arpaio's opponents in the election last month, arpaio got elected again as he has for the past 20 years. he is one tough sherry makes his inmates at the jail -- sheriff, makes inmates at the jail wear pink underwear, eat green baloney and makes them summers in tents. he's rough. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> nfl commissioner goodell was at the game last night at the coliseum and talked about prospects of the raiders sharing the new stadium. >> when we helped fund and put 200 million dollars into the 49ers' new stadium it was a requirement it was capable of hosting two peoples. >> raiders have long complained about the outdated oakland coliseum. they've discussed leaving oakland if a new stadium can't be built there. >> self-proclaimed preacher under arrest accused of attacking his mom -- his roommate with a sword. the two men have been sharing a sacramento home for the past four months bef
for the first time, there's no law restricting success to boys. so if kate gives birth to a girl, that little baby will automatically be third in line to the throne. what do you think is in the future for a royal baby like this? >> brothers and sisters. [ laughter ] >> reporter: let's give them a little time for their first one. the couple is considered the future of the royal family, and now their baby is expected to secure the future of the monarchy for decades to come. the royal couple revealed early because they feared news of her pregnancy would like out once she arrived in the hospital. which might have led to a few interesting conversations yesterday. reportedly the queen herself just found out yesterday. and prince harry, william's brother, who's serving in afghanistan, reportedly found out via e-mail. rob and paula? >> nick, we keep hearing about the baby and the heir to the throne. but there could be potentially be babies, plural, twins. >> yeah. there's not a lot of data about this h.g. as they call what kate is suffering from, hyperem sis grav darm. but the one study that we found
in arizona, california, and getting help from the fbi in mexico. >> law enforcement has to walk a fine line. if they're too threatening and the parents can disappear, the child's life can be in danger. >> our heart goes out to 11-year-old emily. all we want is for her to try to get medical help. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >>> and now to that shocking story played out on television in front of millions of viewers. it's a little tough to see this video. a television host setting a magician's head on fire. the magician is all right. he is now in the hospital recovering, and lashing out at that show's host who may soon be arrested. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: in this death- defying scene, flames shoot from the head of magician wayne houchin, a moment he says is no magic trick. millions of tv viewers watch as this unscripted prank by a tv host backfired in a horrific way. >> his face is burnt. >> reporter: now, that host is expected to face charges, a warrant issued for his arrest. it all started saturday when houchin was a
be a case of which child appeared first. and it makes no difference now with this new law. it hasn't been passed yet. but they're going to rush it through. whatever the first born is, whether it's male or female, the first born will be in line for the throne. it's that simple. >> it's very exciting news, indeed. and all of our thoughts and prayers are with kate. >> now, i'm absolutely -- now, diana, funny enough, paved the way with this morning sickness. she had terrible morning sickness. the royal family had never heard of it. and she was saying once again, diana's there, paving the way for kate. >> yes. ingrid, we thank you so much. we'll have more to come from here in london. elizabeth? >> lara, thank you so much. >>> let's find out more about this condition called hyperemesis, that kate has been hospitalized with. abc news senior medical contributor dr. jennifer ashton is an obgyn. you've treated lots of expectant moms. people are causing this extreme nausea and morning sickness. this really isn't. it's in a whole different league. >> absolutely correct, elizabeth. this is morning sic
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